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  • Christie learned a baseball lesson the hard way

    "It only happens to you once and then you never let it happen again."

  • Trump has his version of truth, I have mine: Christie

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie casts himself as the most specific, substantive guy in the 2016 presidential race. The Republican candidate talks strategy over milkshakes with CNBC's John Harwood at a diner in New Hampshire.

  • WASHINGTON— Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. "After law school she could have gone to a big firm but instead went to work for the Children's Defense Fund. In Arkansas, she fought for...

  • WASHINGTON— It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000- per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks. New York hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer's $11 million gift to a group backing the Texas Republican's White House bid put him atop a...

  • Vroom! Vroom! Scott Walker needs to suit up Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker rides a motorcycle near Boone, Iowa in June.

    Media consultant Mark Macias offers up his advice for what Scott Walker needs to do to get America's attention.

  • CHICAGO, July 30- Medicare turns 50 on Thursday, riding high in the polls but under attack from presidential candidates proposing benefit cuts or even phasing out the U.S. healthcare program for older people. And the public really, really likes Medicare, which last year covered 54 million Americans. A poll released earlier this month by the Kaiser Family...

  • MOUNT HOLLY, N.J.— A judge is weeks away from deciding whether to allow a disputed environmental contamination settlement between New Jersey and Exxon Mobil Corp., he said Thursday during a hearing on the deal. Chris Christie following 11 years of litigation over pollution caused by the company, particularly at sites in Linden and Bayonne.

  • This may be the undoing of Donald Trump Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 1:55 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    Trump's antics are getting traditional media attention, but here's the big problem that could be his undoing, says Joshua Spivak.

  • Chris Christie administration and ExxonMobil will be discussed in front of a state judge Thursday and New Jersey residents could find out soon if it will be approved. What is expected to be a final hearing between the Department of Environmental Protection and the oil company is scheduled for Thursday in Superior Court in Mount Holly in the 11- year-old case.

  • GOP targeting Trump? Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    GOP targeting Trump?

    CNBC's John Harwood talks about his one-on-one interview with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the 2016 election.

  • Chris Christie targets Donald Trump Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:20 AM ET
    Chris Christie targets Donald Trump

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sat down with CNBC's John Harwood on Tuesday in New Hampshire to talk about Donald Trump and his polarizing entry into the presidential campaign.

  • There's a new war brewing in America Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Steam rises from stacks at the Conoco-Phillips refinery in Rodeo, California.

    A number of leaders are calling on states once again to secede from the union, says Terry Tamminen. Here's why.

  • Christie: Trump would hurt credibility of presidency Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    Christie: Trump would hurt credibility of Presidency

    New Jersey Gov. and presidential hopeful Chris Christie says Donald Trump's skills are not transferable to a presidency. CNBC's John Harwood reports.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Don't count Chris Christie out. Cory Booker, who said he believes New Jersey's Republican governor is the "most underestimated" presidential candidate in the crowded 2016 GOP field. "I think he's one of the more talented political people that are out there today," said Booker, speaking at a lunch event held by the news organization Politico in Newark.

  • Pension funds sue New Jersey for billions Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

    Public workers' pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state contributed less than planned.

  • Three public workers' pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state government breached contracts when it contributed less than planned. The following is a look at the saga, which is a major political and financial issue in New Jersey for Christie, who is seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Power problems caused delays for Amtrak trains running between Washington, D.C. and Boston and for commuter lines into New York City on Friday, leaving thousands of riders livid and transit officials apologizing for the fourth such problem in a week. Amtrak was restricted to operating three trains at a time through the Hudson River Tunnel into New...

  • WASHINGTON— After declaring an economic emergency, Wisconsin Gov. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation awarded $1.2 million in grants and loans in 2011 and 2012 to Green Box NA Green Bay LLC, a company that said it could produce recycled products, electricity and even diesel from fast-food waste. But court records showed that Van Den Heuvel had been...

  • Church challenge's New Jersey headstone law Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— A Roman Catholic archdiocese in New Jersey and two parishioners are suing the state over a new law that makes it illegal for the archdiocese to sell headstones and monuments at its 11 cemeteries. The suit was filed Monday in federal court in Newark by the Virginia- based Institute for Justice on behalf of the Newark archdiocese and parishioners...

  • Christie vs. GOP rivals Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 4:52 PM ET
    How Christie stacks up now

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie threw his hat in the GOP presidential field. CNBC's John Harwood says Christie is tied with Ted Cruz in the NBC/WSJ poll.